Everything but the girl: from bachelor to dad - tips for men

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Everything but the girl: from bachelor to dad - tips for men

Without a woman's touch, it’s easy for things to fall apart or become messy. Even with a woman around, there's no excuse not to look after yourself. Whatever stage of life you’re in, a proud man always knows how to take care of himself; be it through his appearance, well being or his home.

With this in mind, here are some quick tips for men everywhere. Whether it’s looking after your appearance, keeping your home tidy or simply putting yourself first, there is always something new to be learnt from life.

 

A Tidy Home

Whether you're single, in a relationship, married, or divorced, there's no excuse for an untidy home. It doesn't take much effort to clean up, yet a clean home can have a big change on life. A clean, presentable home is perfect for having friends (or dates) over and provides a more accessible space with which to enjoy yourself.

Unwanted Mess

On the subject of cleaning up, there's a good chance you'll find a lot of unwanted and unused items around the home. This could be an old mobile phone or some forgotten CDs or DVDs; we all have them. Whilst you could throw these out, be smart first and see if you can sell your stuff online for cash. You’re bound to get something which provides a nice bonus or motivation for cleaning up once in a while.

Pride Of Appearance

Even if you're not trying to impress someone at the specific time, there's no reason for any man not to take pride in his appearance. Whether it’s looking presentable at work, for potential dates or simply being ready for friends and family, taking care of your appearance can have unforeseen or hidden benefits. If you take the time to look well, you often feel better as a result, making whatever you do easier to enjoy.

Putting Yourself First

Finally, don't be afraid to put yourself first once in a while. Whether it’s between work, a busy social life or anything else that life can throw at you, it can be all too easy for the common man to have too much to do. Being the gender that isn't typically known for multitasking, this can all get a bit too hectic. Yet, where possible, you should find time to put yourself first once in a while. This means knowing when to take time off, as well as knowing when to simply not add more tasks or items to your already busy list; start checking things off before you add more.

Of course, in hectic situations, such as family life or other busy schedules, this isn't a common opportunity. There is, still, however, lessons to be learnt; taking some small amount of time for yourself, no matter how small or infrequently, can give you the right energy and boost to get back into things.

Richard Mountford is a blogger and writer that specialises in lifestyle topics. Whilst he naturally leans towards topics for men, he's not averse to general tips and advice, such as how you can sell your stuff and unwanted items online for money, or how to meet all of life's complications and hurdles.